Winner Helen Hunt

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Credits


The Sessions – “Cheryl”


Biography


HELEN HUNT has enjoyed a diverse career not only as an award-winning actress, but more recently as an accomplished writer, director and producer. As an actress, her extensive and diverse body of work includes roles in film, theater, and television. Most recently, Hunt completed work on Steven Bernstein’s DECODING ANNIE PARKER with Samantha Morton.

Other film credits include: SOUL SURFER, EVERY DAY, BOBBY, THEN SHE FOUND ME (which Hunt also co-wrote, produced, and directed), AS GOOD AS IT GETS, WHAT WOMEN WANT, CASTAWAY, A GOOD WOMAN, Woody Allen’s THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION, Robert Altman’s DR. T AND THE WOMEN, PAY IT FORWARD and TWISTER. Early career film credits are: THE WATERDANCE, KISS OF DEATH, MR. SATURDAY NIGHT, PEGGY SUE GOT MARRIED, NEXT OF KIN, GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN, PROJECT X and MILES FROM HOME.

Some of Hunt’s television work includes “Mad About You” and the critically acclaimed HBO Miniseries “Empire Falls.” For her role as Jamie Buchman in “Mad About You,” Hunt garnered four Emmy Awards, four Golden Globe® Awards (three as lead actress and one as Producer for Best Comedy), and a Screen Actors Guild Award. She also won the Best Actress Award at the Golden Globes, the Screen Actors Guild and the Oscars for her role in the film AS GOOD AS IT GETS.
Hunt has directed television episodes of “Mad About You,” “The Paul Reiser Show” and most recently an upcoming installment of Showtime’s “Californication.” In 2007, she directed her first feature film THEN SHE FOUND ME based on a novel by Elinor Lipman. Hunt also co-wrote, produced and starred in this critically acclaimed and commercially successful film opposite Colin Firth, Matthew Broderick, and Bette Midler.

Hunt is an equally accomplished theater actress who most recently reprised the role of Stage Manager in David Cromer’s latest production of Our Town at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica this past January and February. Hunt first played the role of Stage Manager in the 2010 New York production of Our Town at the Barrow Street Theater. Additional theater credits include Twelfth Night (Viola) at Lincoln Center and Life X Three at Circle in the Square Theater. Other theatre credits are The Taming of the Shrew at NYSF-Shakespeare in the Park; Been Taken at EST; Much Ado About Nothing (Beatrice) at the Shakespeare Center L.A;, The Guys and Methusalem with the Actor’s Gang; The Value of Names at the Skylight Theatre; and Love Letters in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Boston.

A Los Angeles native, Hunt grew up in an artistic environment. Her father Gordon Hunt is a director and respected acting coach. Hunt currently lives in Los Angeles with her partner, Matthew Carnahan, her daughter Makena Lei and her stepson Emmett.